RESTORATION OF WORKS OF ART
Our Conservation Studio provides a complete restoration service for works of art on paper and canvas. For works of art damaged through shipping or accident, we provide full condition and recommendation reports for insurance purposes. Whether it be the removal of tape from a cherished print or the complete restoration of a valued painting on canvas, we provide the collector with the finest professional service.
Although no claims are made that restoration can return a work of art to its original condition, when necessary, restoration can certainly greatly improve a damaged or neglected work of art and together with proper framing, protect the work from further deterioration so that it may be enjoyed by future generations.
Restoration for a fine Chinese painting damaged by mould and water
The left half of the illustration shows the original condition of a painting. Water stains, foxing, caused by improper framing, a damp environment and years of neglect. On the right, that portion of the painting after restoration with the removal of all stains and mold and completed with proper mounting with 3 layers of new Chinese Xuan paper (rice paper). Note that the original colors of the painting have not been altered.
Restoration for a torn oil painting on canvas
On the left of the illustration shows the original condition of painting. Canvas torn, paint missing due to poor handling during transportation. On the right, the portion of the painting after restoration with patching the canvas, in-painting and varnishing.